Friday, August 21, 2009

Rudity and Nudity

So you'll never believe what happened!  The movers came while my hub was at work.  It only took them 5 hours to pack up and load our entire life onto their big ole' moving truck. 

Well, our entire life EXCEPT our washer and dryer.  They thought it was supposed to STAY!!!!!  They DIDN'T load it onto the truck.  What luck, huh?  

Except my hub just so happened to come home just as they started pulling out of the driveway, so, with visions of red front loaders dancing in his head, he flagged them down yelling "HEY, YOU FORGOT THE WASHER/DRYER!"

Can you believe it???????  

So they backed up and loaded it on!  What a cruel twist of fate.

And then he accuses ME of telling the movers that I would hunt them down in their sleep if they even so much as laid a finger on that old washer/dryer. 

AS IF!!! 

But my poor, poor hub.  He had to stay an extra week to work so he had to see our whole life stripped away right before his eyes.  It makes me SMAD! (sad/mad) that he had to see it bare naked like that.  How do you get an image like that out of your head.  Nudity sticks with you forever.  

And then yesterday he was sitting on the floor eating his lunch when a bunch of guys dropped by and said, "Hey, do you mind if we start ripping up the carpet?"  

So there he sat, my poor forlorn hub, on the floor, eating a McChicken Sandwich, all alone, in our empty vessel of the life-we-used-to-lead, and they just ripped up what remained of the dirt beneath our feet.  

Talk about heartless! 

Pardon me while I dab some anti-perspirant on my eye-balls.

I'm glad I didn't have to see my house in her birthday suit myself.  

Tomorrow we're getting internet so I can start blogging my brains out again (if I'm not too busy watching my bazillion channels)! 

I'm excited because I finally figured out why they call it Happy Valley and I want to share. 


P.S.  Happy wedding day to Wolfgang!  Wish wish wish I could have been there!


Homer and Queen said...

Happy Valley=BYU Football!!!

Chief said...

Welcome back! I have followed your drama as you prepared to move away from paradise. I ached for you as Hawaii is heaven on earth.

I feel bad for your husband! What a miserable week he's had! Good luck in your new "home" eventually!

The Garden of Egan said...

Hope you are able to begin adjusting to your life in Happy Valley. Hopefully the antipersperant will work for the eyeballs and that your hubby will be able to get over the hideous scenes of nudity.

Barbaloot said...

The image of your husband all by self in your lonely house is sad. Why would you try and make the rest of us cry just cuz you are?!

But I'm glad the washer/dryer will be coming!

Martha said...

This is your last chance. Tell me what you forgot and I'll hurry and get it and send it with your hub.

The movers did forget a green plastic chair because it was on the side of the house and not the front porch. I think maybe you can buy a new one at Walmart for like $8, but it might not match the other ones, dang it.

I didn't know your hub was sitting there all along yesterday for lunch. That is pretty sad. I thought for sure he would just go to the Seasider or just hang out at the Health Center or something. Then I heard him outside asking Adam for a ride back to work.

Martha said...

I'm a little scared for you that you will have so many choices of tv channels. I hope you don't become too overwhelmed.

True story: when we came back from Samoa Perry and I went to the grocery store in Indiana to buy some cereal. (In Samoa there are only like two kinds: cornflakes and rice krispies.) We spent a good 30 mins. trying to pick a cereal. We were getting so overwelmed at all the choices. I think we picked Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter.

You guys will just be flipping from one station to the next and never actually watching a show.

Jami said...

Trading paradise for Provo and having to be separated from your husband too. Poor Crash. Poor diligent husband.

I'm with Martha though. Are you going to be OK with all those TV channels?

Amanda said...

NOOOOO!!!!!! You were that close to the shiny, new red washer and dryer!?!?! Watch your step, the fates are against you and your laundry in Happy Valley.

Anjeny said...

Awww, poor hub of yours. How rude of them to do that? Why do they have to start stripping & ripping up your house like that when your hub is still there? If he's still working then they shouldn't even show their faces in that house til he's gone...RUDE people indeed.

Good to read how u're doing in Happy Valley...does that mean you will start blogging about how totally crafty you've become, if you haven't already? And about the channel flipping...I'll just bet you'll like flipping those channels so much you might forget that your blog subjects are awaiting you patiently for our regular doze of excitement. LOL

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hi Everyone! I miss you all and being able to comment back to your comments. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back in action.

btw, tomorrow is my 1 year blogging anniversary. It looks like I could possibly make it to 30,000 hits tomorrow. Wahoo!

Martha, I miss you! It makes me lonesome to see you and Anjeny in my comment box. How sad that you have to see our house naked.

And too bad about that green chair. Think of us every time you sit on it.


I have to run, but I'll be in touch tomorrow. Stay tuned for my Happy Valley post. First thing in the morning.

Emily said...

Glad you arrived safely! I wish we had had more time to talk but was glad to meet you briefly. No fair making fun of me and how we rock the shaka sign mainland style.

Kritta22 said...

oh sad day for the Dummy household. Is he okay now?
How's Utah?

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Martha, you are so sweet to feel bad about the chair.

This is a very sad aniversary indeed.

Congrats on your anniversary.

And I feel like Get Smart would say "Missed it by that much" about your washer and dryer.

Jillybean said...

I thought of you today when I was talking to a friend of mine who moved here two years ago from Hawaii (they're military)
Here's a thought. Maybe your washer and dryer will mysteriously get damaged beyond repair while in transit to Happy Valley, and the moving company will need to buy you some shiny red front loaders!

T said...

I'm having blog withdrawals because my office doesn't have the internet currently. Seriously, can you believe it???? I'd curse the school district and their progenitors but it may actually be good for me... well, as long as it doesn't last long!

Youngblood4ever said...

YEAH! You are here! When are we doing lunch? (again)

Ummm, I thought nudity was a good thing. At least that is what Kristina has been drilling into my brain lately. I'm really getting confused here!

Debbie said...

Hooray for being back on the IV again of the internet.

So sad about your hubby all alone in the birthday suit house.

I like T's idea of your w/d getting damaged, w/ them footing the bill. See there might just be a bright side.

Dolly said...

That is so rude indeed. I was wondering what the heck happened. I went by in the morning to see what was left for me to clean. I would have been in there making it twinkle and shine but he was not there at eight in the morning. Then I came by at four and the carpet was all ripped out so I thought maybe he was already gone and I just missed the cleaning party. But now that I know that he got the floors stripped before his very eyes, I am so glad I didn't get to clean the edges of it with my toothbrush and shop vac like I am famous for.

I sooo wanted to do it though because I am going around Laie looking for service projects that will exempt me from working on my taxes. I have been here for 10 days and I still haven't started them. I've found all of the files in the attic and I set up a new printer and bought some pretty file folders and a staple from Office Max, but I just can't wrap my mind around doing the bookkeeping.

Anyone want a free trip to Hawaii to get me through it? Seriously I hate secretarial work. I would rather weed my one acre back yard by hand in the hot, humid weather.


Martha said...

Ok, I dropped him off at the airport. I was super strong and I didn't cry at all. At least not until I was driving home.

He was nice and kept saying thanks for the ride, and for helping, and it was great being neighbors and stuff and I couldn't even reply. So tell him I said ditto.

Then when I got home Perry knew I needed extra hugs. Per said I was just like Savanna because I like to hang out with boys. I'm lucky he understands. He's says it's ok because he's not good enough to play me in tennis and no other girls are either.

Then me and Per actually went to Swirls house and hung out with them. I don't think Per's ever been in their house before.

The kids are in the back field camping tonight. Those that remain have bonded together to be able to withstand the loss of your twins.

Josh is playing soccer with Dolly's boys and their first game is tomorrow. I hope they don't get killed too badly.

Rachel's first soccer game is tomorrow and it's in Kahuku even.

Oh, and guess what? I got a tennis class for Fall. Yeah, now I can pay for Falcor's heartworm treatment and Tom's preschool. This is the first time I've ever taught during a semester. I think they need to put a picture of me up in the old gym, but I hope they don't take Al's down too soon.